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stimulation

noun stim·u·la·tion \ ˌstim-yə-ˈlā-shən \

medical Definition of stimulation

1 :the act or process of stimulating
2 :the stimulating action of various agents on muscles, nerves, or a sensory end organ by which activity is evoked; especially :the reaction produced in a sensory end organ by a stimulus that initiates a nerve impulse and results in functional activity of an effector (as a muscle or gland)
  • gastric secretion induced by stimulation of the sense of smell


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